"Peace for the Journey" was released last Monday. Tell me this cover isn't awesome! I was so excited for Elaine Olsen when I first heard the news.
I first 'met' Elaine when she visited Heart Choices about two years ago. I remember clicking on her link to check out her blog posts. I immediately recognized that Elaine had been given a talent for writing. I knew that every time I visited, she always gave me something to think about. I couldn't just read quickly, add a comment and move on, if you know what I mean.
Then I got to hear Elaine's voice. She posted several videos. I laughed as I realized how different we each sound. After all, I'm from New York (although I think I've lost my accent until I'm with others from NY) and Elaine has that southern drawl that is so cute. I love to hear this gal pray.
Without further ado, I'm simply going to post the promo video of her new book so you can see for yourself.
Elaine gets it.
Peace isn't the absence of problems.
Peace is a person and ...His name is Jesus.
I encourage you to get this book.
If you want an autographed book, you can link to Elaine's blog here for details.
I have to add something else about Elaine Olsen.
On the day of her book's release, Elaine visited Heart Choices.
I had written a post about God as Consuming Fire and how He does not want us to have any idols. You can read the post here. Elaine added the following comment:
It's no mistake that my morning devotion took me straight to the passage about idols and the Sabbath day and keeping it holy! Long before the craziness of this day arrived, God knew I would need a stern lecturing about idols...
It could have easily gone that route for me today, but it didn't. I kept perspective and am actually worn out with the entire process! And get this, long before today, I arrived at the point of being mostly over myself, so all the more. Honestly, God surrendered too much on my behalf for me to go walking around thinking I'm something when all I really am is a sinner saved by a his gracious grace.
That I am, sweet friend. That I am.
If that doesn't reveal the heart of Elaine, I don't know what will.
Elaine ~ I'm thrilled for you. May you be a blessing to so many who need to find their peace in Christ.
Blessings and love,